George Mason University struggles with enrollment
The National reports,
The first American university to open a campus in the UAE said it would not compromise admission standards to recruit more students – even if that meant leaving empty places on courses.I've last track of the number of American universities that have announced that are entering the market in the Gulf only to abort before ever breaking ground. (There have been exceptions, like Virginia Commonwealth in Qatar.) It's not a money pot, and it may be more like a money pit. It will be interesting to see whether George Mason makes it in the long run. Ras al Khaimah is not a rich place.
George Mason University opened in Ras al Khaimah in 2006 and still has fewer than 100 students enrolled in its bachelor’s degree programmes.